Neurological injury, particularly concussive head injury, is unfortunately a not uncommon event at the workplace or on the road. There is a large and increasing number of claims for compensation for injuries of this type and neurological reports are frequently required to assess quantum in such cases. This chapter will consider requirements of solicitors representing plaintiffs or defendants in actions for damages resulting in neurological injury. Claims of medical negligence, where diagnostic, neurosurgical (or radiological) mistakes are alleged, are generally either highly specialised (e.g. alleged vaccine brain damage or alleged Myodil arachnoiditis) or relatively rare isolated incidents. Neurological medical negligence will not therefore be considered in detail here.
KeywordsHead Injury Brain Damage Retrograde Amnesia Prospective Risk Peripheral Nerve Damage
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